The Affordable Care Act (affectionately, “Obamacare”) may be repealed and replaced under the new federal administration, but there’s still time to take advantage of it. In fact, if you sign up by January 31, you should feel confident that your coverage will remain intact for the rest of 2017.
Things could look different in 2018, but for the rest of 2017, all of the plans include benefits such as:
- Free oral birth control
- Free HIV test
- One free blood draw
- One free pap smear
- Free breast pump for pregnant and new moms
And, all plans must cover the following:
- Preventive care (like cholesterol and blood pressure screenings)
- Hospital stays
- Emergency services
- Pediatric services, including dentist visits and vision
Find a comprehensive list of benefits here.
All of this is available to you whether you have a pre-existing condition or not. Ready to take the plunge or re-enroll? Assistance is available!
Our Access & Outreach team and the county’s network of enrollment Navigators have given one-on-one enrollment help to more than 100,000 people. For example, they help people at libraries, food banks, hospitals and other public places.
- Just bring your photo ID and your last few pay stubs to any of the events listed below
- Checkout our Coverage is Here website for more ways to get help (and more locations)
- Call Public Health’s assistance hotline: 800-756-5437
Together, we’ve cut the number of people who are uninsured by more than half. And King County leaders are working to protect and improve access to affordable health care in the years ahead.
Originally posted on January 23, 2017
One thought on “Uninsured? There’s still time (and good reason) to sign up for 2017 coverage”
Don’t get me wrong the fact there is no budget is just poor governance and as Emily Miller consistently points out, there are lives at stake. But what is IDPH supposed to do? Go dark and not make any attempts to publicise an important issue? For two days now you’ve given Ms. Miller a pulpit to criticize tweets from IDPH about budget issues beyond their control. At what point does the administration say to IDPH “no more” tweets?
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